Regiment promises to work tirelessly to help police find Corporal Leacock's murderers

Date: 
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 00:00

The Ministry of National Security is mourning the death of Corporal Jerry Leacock of the Trinidad and Tobago Regiment and is promising to work tirelessly to help bring the perpetrators to justice.

The following is the statement issued by the Ministry of National Security today:

"The Ministry of National Security’s Trinidad and Tobago Regiment mourns the death of 9666 Corporal Jerry Leacock who lost his life on Tuesday 24th May 2016. Reports are that at approximately 5:30 a.m., Corporal Leacock, while off duty, was shot at his home in Arima during a robbery. He was rushed to the Arima Health Facility for treatment but succumbed to his injuries.

Corporal Leacock was born on 21 October 1973 and joined the Trinidad and Tobago Regiment on 06 July 1998. He successfully completed Basic Recruit Training at Teteron Barracks as a member of Recruit Intake 9801. Corporal Leacock served seventeen (17) distinguished years attached to the 1st Engineer Battalion. He was a beloved husband, father and a brother to many.

The Ministry of National Security and especially the Trinidad and Tobago Regiment extend deepest condolences to the family of the late Corporal Jerry Leacock. Funeral arrangements will be announced when finalized.

The Trinidad and Tobago Regiment will continue to work tirelessly in support of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) to bring the perpetrators to justice. Anyone with information who can assist in the investigation of this homicide is urged to contact the nearest police station, the Trinidad and Tobago Regiment at 627-2781 or use 800-TIPS. If you require further information, please contact Captain Stefan Affonso at 627-2781 ext. 20031, 480-8519 or by email at [email protected]."

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